The Fleet River from Mount Pleasant to Baggnige Wells

At one time the Fleet river gently meandered between Mount Pleasant and Baggnige Wells. However by 1830 its course had been straightened out and that alignment now forms a large part of the alignment of Phoenix Place and Pakenham Street, and it is this alignment along which the Fleet Sewer…

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The Fleet's course from Farringdon to Mount Pleasant

Past Onslow Street the river headed across Clerkenwell Road northwards towards Ray Street. Much confusion over the Fleet’s alignment arises because of the massive changes to the valley as a result of the building and presence of the Metropolitan/Circle lines in the area. Many people think the railway was built…

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Croydon Canal Maps 2

4) Sydenham to Anerley 5) Anerley to Selhurst 6) Selhurst to West Croydon THE CROYDON CANAL PAGES: hatcham / new cross / barriedale / shardeloes rd / brockley / honor oak / boveney rd / davids rd / forest hill / sydenham / dacres wood / venner rd / penge…

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Croydon Canal Maps 1

1) New Cross to Brockley 2) Brockley to Honor Oak 3) Honor Oak to Sydenham The maps continue next page THE CROYDON CANAL PAGES: hatcham / new cross / barriedale / shardeloes rd / brockley / honor oak / boveney rd / davids rd / forest hill / sydenham /…

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The Croydon Canal 20) Route Maps

These maps are approximate. The actual canal route might vary slightly! These Croydon Canal maps are not scale representations of the canal’s former route. They are just approximate indications of the old canal alignment. More detailed maps can be found in the local library archive centres at Croydon and other…

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The Croydon Canal 16) Penge Road and South Norwood Lake

The street layout of Norwood has its origins in the lengthy canal loop here. The village was built around the canal and the present arrangement reflects the canal route strongly This is about the third lot of flats that we have seen built on or alongside the canal’s alignment. Whist…

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